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May First has sponsored the largest movement convergence/consultation program on technology: the two-year Technology and Revolution program. It has led the organization of the Racial Connections Network, the main network of movement technologists. It has participate in all kinds of coalitions and campaigns involved literally thousands of organizations. And it has, in its membership, over 850 members most of whom are organizations in their right – a total of about 2300 activists…in both the United States and Mexico.

Need to Know: What About the Elections?

Thursday, September 27, 3:00 pm U.S. Eastern For all sorts of reasons, the upcoming mid-term elections are attracting much more than the normal interest. Not only has there been a surge in progressive candidates nationwide but the lingering issues of technology and its powerful, and not always positive, role in elections looms larger than ever. What do elections, these and those of the future, mean for our movements and what does technology and the struggle to preserve and democratize it have to do with them?

Need to Know -- What's Going On in Nicaragua?

August 23, 2018 – 3:00 pm U.S. Eastern time Once one of the Americas’ most progressive governments, the regime in Nicaragua is battling a popular uprising that grows each day as the government repression, paramilitary attacks and murders and consistent refusal on the government’s deepening intransigence. The meaning of the Nicaraguan situation for our struggles in the hemisphere and world…and in place like Mexico and the United States needs to be on everyone’s agenda.

Need to Know -- Google and Its Destructive Future

Please listen to the recording of the webinar. Google is very much a part of your life and our movement’s. Its email program is the most popular among movement activists. We all use its search engine. Major organizations use its storage and data sharing capabilities. It has taken over our on-line lives and it is moving us toward disaster. Google’s business plan is complete control of your communications and, since it is a partner of the U.

Need to Know -- Eyes on You - the Technology of Surveillance, Arrest and Imprisonment

Thursday, May 24, 2018 3:00 pm Please listen to the recording of the webinar. The government’s answer to a failing society? Lock up the people who are most affected and most likely to rebel. There are over 3 million people in prison today; 8 directly affected by prison, parole and probation. There is no place in the world with a larger imprisoned populations. We are the world’s leading imprisoner and our government is the world’s most active prison warden.

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May First/People Link offers two different webmail programs. You will always see the same email regarless of which program you use. Roundcube has a friendly and simple iterface, making it the easier of the two programs to use. Horde, on the other hand, offers more than just email - you can share calendars, to do lists and more with other members of your group. Feel free to try both and decide which one makes sense for you.